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Using unlocked Nokia 7270 on Cingular

I just bought this phone off of ebay, and when I put the SIM card in the reception is barely at 1 bar where it used to always be full. I used to use a different nokia 7270 that was stolen, and it had full barrage where this one now has little to no reception. Must this be a deffective phone? Did cingular change their antennas to not work with unlicked non-cingular phones? Am I just an idiot? Anyone? Thanks .. help is much appreciated.

Dave
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don't know the answer but I sure would like to know...

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I haven't heard of this before but was looking at unlocked phones and sure would like to know if this is a risk... anybody?

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same problem with Nokia 6102

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I'm havint the same problem with this unlocked nokia 6102 that i just bought from ebay, brand new. it hardly has any reception (i'm in new zealand with vodafone). I think there must be some tech issue related, because I read somewhere someone has fixed it (different type of phone, buy downloading some software). I'm urgenly looking for help too. anyone's got solutions with nokia?

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using unlocked 7270

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I have the same problem with my nokia 7270 and i went into a nokia store and talked to the representative there and they told me that cingular changed its towers relativly recently andthe nokia 7270 works on the older towers that are now concidered obsolite. if you were to go to europe of asia you would get very good service but here you have to stay in large cities to get service

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